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RERFX American Funds Europacific Growth R5

  • Fund
  • RERFX
  • Price as of: Jul 19, 2018
  • $53.93
  • - $0.26
  • - 0.48%
  • Category
  • Foreign Large Cap Blend Equities

RERFX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return -3.9%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 6.5%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 8.3%
  • Net Assets $164 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 20.4%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$53.93
$52.72
$60.44

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.53%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 29.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$250

IRA

$250

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Foreign Large Cap Blend Equities
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Foreign Large Growth

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return -3.9%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 6.5%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 8.3%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 1.16%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.6%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name American Funds EuroPacific Growth Fund®
  • Fund Family Name American Funds
  • Inception Date May 15, 2002
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class Retirement
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Jonathan Knowles

Fund Description

The American Funds EuroPacific Growth Fund Class R-5 (RERFX) is an actively managed fund that focuses its attention on international stocks. RERFX has a wide mandate, allowing it to bet on any market capitalization, from small- to large-caps as well as developed and emerging markets. The fund only owns stocks domiciled in Asia or Europe. At least 80% of RERFX is invested in shares of local currency stocks, while 20% can be invested in ADRs based in U.S. dollars.

RERFX is a low-cost fund that makes an ideal subcore holding due to its active management and wide shifting style. The fund is managed by Capital Research and Management Company.

RERFX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period RERFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD -3.9% -67.1% 22.9% 64.99% 4
1 Yr 9.3% -25.1% 35.6% 17.92% 1
3 Yr 6.5% * -6.1% 13.6% 6.40% 1
5 Yr 8.3% * -10.0% 10.6% 3.67% 1
10 Yr 4.8% * -5.5% 9.2% 7.09% 1

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period RERFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2017 24.6% -9.2% 37.4% 30.27% 2
2016 -0.6% -16.1% 238.9% 31.26% 2
2015 -3.8% -29.1% 21.2% 56.37% 4
2014 -4.0% -27.8% 24.9% 19.26% 2
2013 19.1% -100.0% 36.9% 29.72% 2

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period RERFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD -3.9% -100.0% 22.9% 65.14% 4
1 Yr 9.3% -17.4% 98.5% 15.67% 1
3 Yr 6.5% * -7.3% 24.3% 5.79% 1
5 Yr 8.3% * -10.0% 10.6% 3.19% 1
10 Yr 4.8% * -5.5% 9.2% 6.51% 1

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period RERFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2017 24.6% -8.9% 37.4% 30.27% 2
2016 -0.6% -16.1% 238.9% 34.60% 2
2015 -0.5% -29.1% 25.7% 34.72% 2
2014 -2.5% -16.2% 27.3% 22.01% 2
2013 22.1% -100.0% 43.5% 43.36% 3

NAV & Total Return History

RERFX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Jun 30, 2018

Concentration Analysis

RERFX Category Low Category High RERFX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 164 B 988 K 343 B 0.28% 1
Number of Holdings 424 1 8939 8.94% 2
Net Assets in Top 10 31 B -336 M 32.4 B 0.14% 1
Weighting of Top 10 20.4% 3.6% 440.4% 17.30% 3

Top 10 Holdings

  1. HDFC Bank Ltd 2.17%
  2. AIA Group Ltd 2.64%
  3. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd ADR 1.95%
  4. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd 1.70%
  5. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd 2.31%
  6. Airbus SE 2.45%
  7. Reliance Industries Ltd 1.96%
  8. Nintendo Co Ltd 2.07%
  9. ASML Holding NV 1.63%
  10. Tencent Holdings Ltd 1.56%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High RERFX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
90.43% 0.47% 114.84% 30.07% 5
Cash
8.64% -161.71% 24.63% 1.84% 1
Bonds
0.76% 0.00% 155.88% 3.97% 1
Preferred Stocks
0.14% 0.00% 3.38% 3.83% 1
Other
0.03% -1.76% 105.35% 19.15% 4
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.95% 2.84% 2

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High RERFX % Rank Quintile
Technology
18.71% 0.00% 28.76% 1.13% 1
Financial Services
16.53% 0.00% 36.51% 24.40% 4
Consumer Cyclical
11.43% 0.02% 28.98% 17.59% 3
Industrials
9.77% 0.00% 28.12% 25.11% 4
Basic Materials
9.28% 0.00% 24.53% 7.94% 2
Consumer Defense
7.54% 0.00% 33.59% 24.54% 4
Healthcare
6.23% 0.00% 25.02% 24.82% 4
Energy
5.42% 0.00% 17.97% 14.47% 3
Utilities
2.51% 0.00% 15.86% 12.20% 3
Communication Services
2.10% 0.00% 23.45% 23.55% 4
Real Estate
0.92% 0.00% 8.27% 21.99% 4

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High RERFX % Rank Quintile
Non US
88.14% 0.00% 119.18% 27.66% 5
US
2.29% -16.31% 100.79% 16.60% 3

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High RERFX % Rank Quintile
Cash & Equivalents
8.64% -66.54% 24.63% 1.84% 1
Government
0.76% -35.11% 106.20% 1.84% 1
Corporate
0.14% 0.00% 23.17% 7.38% 2
Derivative
0.00% -73.71% 8.15% 2.98% 2
Securitized
0.00% -18.55% 48.83% 2.13% 2
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 1.16% 1.70% 2

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High RERFX % Rank Quintile
US
0.70% -20.03% 138.32% 3.55% 1
Non US
0.06% -105.41% 58.56% 2.27% 1

RERFX - Expenses

Operational Fees

RERFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 0.53% 0.00% 9.78% 33.24% 1
Management Fee 0.41% 0.00% 1.34% 7.80% 1
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A N/A
Administrative Fee 0.05% 0.01% 0.50% 6.14% 2

Sales Fees

RERFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High RERFX Rank Quintile
Front Load N/A 0.10% 5.75% N/A N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.50% N/A N/A

Trading Fees

RERFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High RERFX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.10% 2.00% N/A N/A

Turnover Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

RERFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High RERFX Rank Quintile
Turnover 29.00% 1.56% 733.00% 14.33% 2

RERFX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

RERFX Category Low Category High RERFX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.6% 0.00% 2.51% 9.17% 1

Dividend Distribution Analysis

RERFX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually Annually Monthly Annually

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

RERFX Category Low Category High RERFX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 1.16% -0.92% 5.71% 22.73% 4

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

RERFX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually Annually Daily Annually

RERFX - Managers

Jonathan Knowles

Manager

Start Date

Jun 01, 2006

Tenure

12.09

Tenure Rank

2.9%

Jonathan Knowles is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 25 years of investment experience, all with Capital Group. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, Jonathan covered pharmaceuticals, chemicals, support services and small-cap companies. He holds an MBA from INSEAD, France, and a PhD in immunovirology and bachelor’s degree in veterinary science from the University of Liverpool, U.K., where he was a Wellcome Foundation Research Scholar. Jonathan is based in Singapore.


Sung Lee

Manager

Start Date

Jun 01, 2002

Tenure

16.09

Tenure Rank

1.3%

Sung Lee is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 22 years of investment experience, all with Capital Group. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, he covered consumer & industrial electronics, telecom equipment, IT consulting & services, and Asian electronic components companies. He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Pennsylvania State University. He also studied abroad at Kansai Gaikokugo University in Osaka, Japan. Sung is based in Singapore.


Nicholas J. Grace

Manager

Start Date

Jun 01, 2002

Tenure

16.09

Tenure Rank

1.3%

Nicholas J. Grace is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 27 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 23 years. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, he covered global mining companies. Prior to joining Capital, he was manager of metals research for J.P. Morgan Investment Management in Australia. Nick holds an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics from the University of Waikato, New Zealand, graduating with honors. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. Nick is based in London.


Jesper Lyckeus

Manager

Start Date

Jun 01, 2004

Tenure

14.09

Tenure Rank

1.9%

Jesper Lyckeus is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 22 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 21 years. Earlier in his career at Capital, as an equity investment analyst, he covered U.S. and global telecom equipment, European capital goods, electronics and semiconductor companies, along with Scandinavian companies. Prior to joining Capital, Jesper was a senior consultant for Bossard Consultants in Sweden. He holds an MBA from INSEAD, France, and a bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration from the Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden. Jesper is based in London.


Christopher M. Thomsen

Manager

Start Date

Jun 01, 2008

Tenure

10.08

Tenure Rank

4.2%

Christopher Thomsen is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 19 years of investment experience, all with Capital Group. Earlier in his career at Capital, as an equity investment analyst, he covered European and Asian media companies, Hong Kong-based utilities, property companies, conglomerates, and small-cap companies along with generalist coverage of other companies domiciled in Hong Kong and the Philippines. Prior to joining Capital, Chris worked as a corporate finance analyst for Citibank NA. He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a bachelor’s degree in international economics from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Chris is based in London.


Lawrence Kymisis

Manager

Start Date

Jun 01, 2014

Tenure

4.08

Tenure Rank

9.7%

Lawrence Kymisis is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. As an equity investment analyst at Capital, he covers small- and mid-cap companies across Europe as a generalist, as well as the gaming and service industries. Prior to joining Capital, Lawrence was a portfolio manager and analyst at Mercury Asset Management/Merrill Lynch Investment Managers. He holds a master’s degree in economics (international relations) from the London School of Economics and a bachelor’s degree in economics and politics from the University of Bristol. Lawrence is based in London.


Mark E. Denning

Manager

Start Date

Dec 31, 1991

Tenure

26.52

Tenure Rank

0.0%

Mark E. Denning is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 34 years of investment experience, all with Capital Group. Earlier in his career at Capital, Mark had equity investment analyst responsibilities for companies based in Southeast Asia. He holds an MBA in finance and international business from Columbia Business School and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the London School of Economics. Mark is based in Los Angeles.


Andrew B. Suzman

Manager

Start Date

Jun 01, 2007

Tenure

11.09

Tenure Rank

3.5%

Andrew B. Suzman is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 23 years of investment experience, all with Capital Group. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, Andrew covered global real-estate companies, U.S. merchandising, and Australian industrials and banks. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in political economy from Tulane University. Andrew is based in New York.


Carl M. Kawaja

Manager

Start Date

Jun 01, 2001

Tenure

17.09

Tenure Rank

1.0%

Carl Kawaja is a portfolio manager, a director of Capital International Asset Management and a senior vice president of Capital Research Company. Prior to joining the Capital Group organization in 1991, Carl was a security analyst for Gabelli and Co. in New York, as well as an equity analyst for Levesque Beaubien Inc. in Montreal. Carl received a bachelor's degree in history from Brown University and an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business. He is based in San Francisco.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

26.5

Category Average

6.66

Category Mode

3.5